Physiotherapy Treatment for Sports Injuries

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What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy that focuses on the prevention, treatment, and management of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sports physiotherapists have specialized training and experience in working with athletes and other active individuals, and they understand the demands that sports and exercise place on the body.

What's the difference between sports physiotherapy and regular physiotherapy?

The main difference between regular physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy is the focus of the treatment. While regular physiotherapy is geared towards addressing a wide range of physical issues, sports physiotherapy is specifically tailored to the needs of athletes and other active individuals. Sports physiotherapists may use specific techniques and exercise programs to help athletes recover from injuries and return to their sport safely and quickly.

Sports physiotherapy may also involve injury prevention strategies, such as educating athletes on proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, improving biomechanics, and providing advice on appropriate training programs.

In summary, while both regular physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy share many similarities in terms of techniques and goals, sports physiotherapy is a specialized branch that focuses on the unique needs of athletes and active individuals.

What are the common causes of Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons, including overuse, poor technique, inadequate warm-up, and accidents.

Overuse or Repetitive Strain

This type of injury occurs when an athlete performs the same movements repeatedly, which can cause small, gradual damage to the muscles, tendons, and joints over time. This can happen in sports like running, swimming, or weightlifting, where athletes may perform the same motions over and over again.

Poor Technique

When athletes don’t receive proper instruction on how to perform their sport safely, they can develop bad habits that increase their risk of injury. Inadequate conditioning, lack of warm-up, and not stretching properly can also lead to injuries.

Accidents and Collisions

These types of injuries are more sudden and traumatic and can occur when athletes collide with each other, fall, or are hit by equipment. Common examples include concussions, fractures, and dislocations.

Poor Equipment

Worn-out or ill-fitting equipment can also increase the risk of injuries. For example, shoes that don’t fit properly can lead to blisters, or using a racket that’s too heavy can cause shoulder injuries.

Common Sports Injuries that we treat

Some common sports injuries that we treat include:

It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis, then will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve the root cause of the pain. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of the injury worsening, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.

Popular sports and their common injuries

If you feel like you may be injured but you’re not sure – here are some articles on the common injuries that can occur from popular sports in Singapore:

Hear what our clients have to say

Khye Theng
Khye Theng
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Core Concepts is great and played a critical role to me bouncing back from injuries. Starting 2020 I’ve had a couple of serious injuries (neck, back, knee meniscus tear) and have been in physio rehab with them since. In particular, Liz who’s my physio has been very patient, attentive and really helped me with strength training exercises that allowed me to get back to squash, a highly dynamic and fast paced game, in a couple of months. I would absolutely recommend them!
David Wang
David Wang
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Awesome team from Core Concept HarbourFront. Ken and Noah have been nothing short of amazing in helping me with my rehabilitation on a knee meniscus tear. From Ken explaining on the extent of my injury in simplified manner to Noah curated dynamic and strength training exercises. Both have gradually build up my confidence to resume light running in a matter of weeks!
Galvin B
Galvin B
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I did 3 sessions so far with physios yiren and weijie for a left shoulder impingement injury after snowboarding honestly it's not cheap at $160/session but I think they gave clear explanations and have a clear roadmap/plan for full and complete recovery - I was assigned 2-4 exercises of various difficulty and they have been modified to be harder as I regain strength and ROM in my shoulder I have been diligently performing my at home exercises for the past 6 days and I think my range of motion has been improving significantly this is unlike the previous TCM treatments (acupuncture and medical patch) which were very ineffective for this particular injury hopefully I can fully recover after a few more sessions

Why choose Core Concept? - The thinking Physiotherapists

At Core Concepts, we understand the importance of diagnosing the root cause of the problem and treating that to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers.

Our first step is to determine the root cause by digging deeper into the symptoms. We strip away the symptoms layer by layer to find out what is causing the pain.

After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. From there, we work to ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making your body stronger and more functional.

What treatment methods will you use?

During your first session, we will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your injury. We will then create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Our treatment modalities may include:

Manual therapy can effectively manage sports injuries by reducing pain, improving range of motion, promoting healing, and preventing future injuries. Techniques such as joint mobilization and massage therapy can help athletes recover faster and safely return to their sport. 

Our team of exercise specialists work hand in hand with our team of physiotherapists to design an exercise program that is specific to your injury and goals. The exercises will help you regain strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Our physiotherapist will identify the root cause of your injury and will teach you proper technique, posture, and movement patterns to prevent future injuries.

In sports physiotherapy, dry needling is often used to treat muscle strains, sprains, tendonitis, and other soft tissue injuries that are commonly associated with athletic activities. By targeting trigger points and tight muscle bands, dry needling can help relieve pain, improve range of motion, and enhance overall athletic performance.

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